May 27th. The Day We Return to Space

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  1. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    NASA has selected the date for the first manned SpaceX mission.
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  2. Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me

    Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me Lord of the Galaxy

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    Talk about social distancing.
  3. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    Excellent news.

    And Boeing's track record for the past several years in both commercial aviation and spaceflight has been abysmal. NASA should dump their ass.
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  4. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    It's interesting they chose not to fly a SpaceX rep. I'd want the owner of the craft to have some skin in the game.

    ETA, it's probably due to the logistics of having two more people on the space station without another emergency vehicle to get them down.
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    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    While this is more commercialised, the entire US space program has been flying astronauts on craft built by companies without putting company reps on board. The fact that killing astronauts would likely kill SpaceX as a company is plenty of skin in the game.
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